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20 January, 2021

MSC announces Australia Day nominees

On January 26 citizenship candidates and award nominees will attend special ceremonies with their family and friends as part of the Mareeba Shire Councils Australia Day celebrations.

By Phil Brandel

Last year's Australia Day Mareeba Junior Citizen of the Year Alexis Ford with Citizen of the year Joe Moro

MSC announces 2021 Australia Day nominees

This January 26 citizenship candidates and award nominees will attend special ceremonies with their family and friends as part of the Mareeba Shire Councils Australia Day celebrations.

Mayor Angela Toppin said Council’s annual Australia Day celebrations will be restricted to invited guests only due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“While we would love to hold our annual celebration and invite everyone to join our combined citizenship and awards ceremony, we need to follow the health edicts in place to keep us all safe,” Mayor Toppin said.

Mayor Toppin said Australia Day is a momentous occasion to celebrate who we are and be proud of our achievements.

“Australia Day is particularly significant for those becoming an Australian Citizen,” Cr Toppin said.

“We will welcome 29 new citizens from across the globe including France, South Africa, Italy, United Kingdom and Ukraine to the Shire and I am delighted they have chosen Mareeba Shire as their new home.”

Mayor Toppin said Mareeba’s Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year will be announced following the citizenship ceremony.

“While the ceremonies will be restricted to invited guests only, we still want to acknowledge the outstanding contributions and achievements made by individuals and community groups across the Shire.

“We have 15 worthy nominees who will be acknowledged for their service and achievements in the sporting, cultural and community arenas.

“They are remarkable individuals and groups who deserve to be recognised for their service and contribution to the community.


MSC Nominees for 2021

Leanne Kruss
Dimbulah Community Centre Management Committee (Christmas on Glynn)
Leon Grundling
Kelly Tulloch
Madaleen Levers & Jarrod Sutton
Mareeba Gymnastics Club
Possum Corner Op Shop, St. Saviour’s Church, Kuranda
Kara Trimble
Sonya Alba- Miller
Michael Musumeci
Mladen Bosnic
Mareeba Rodeo Association (Savannah in the Round & Great Northern Bullride)
Giulia Pilat
Mary Thompson
Mt Carbine Rodeo Association
Karen Braes
Simon and Victoria Crosby

 Award winners will be announced following the ceremony on Australia Day.

The event will be live-streamed on the Council’s Facebook Page.


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